Osinbajo, Anyim, Obi, Muhammed-Bande, Falana, others discuss patriotism, security at Global Patriot Conference

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Vice president, prof. Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President, Professor , will lead an array of eminent personalities to discuss Patriotism, Security, Governance and National Development at an International Conference holding Saturday, March 6, 2021.

The Virtual Conference, which will be Chaired by the immediate past President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador (Professor) Tijjani Muhammed-Bande, will also feature former Senate President and ex-Secretary to the Government of the (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim and can be accessed on ZOOM via Meeting ID: 876 3990 8541 PASSCODE: global.
The Conference starts at 9.30 AM (EST), 3.30 PM (WAT).

Other confirmed Speakers at the Conference being convened by Global Patriot Newspapers (Online) in collaboration with the Nigerian Consulate in , and the in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), New Jersey, Chapter, are the 2019 Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Governor of State, Mr. Peter Obi, leading lawyer and pro-democracy and human advocate, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) and Nigeria’s Envoy to Mexico, Ambassador Aminu Iyawa.

Other Speakers at the Conference that is expected to be no-holds barred are Prof. Eddie Oparaoji, a .S.-based pro-democracy activist, Prof. Olu Obafemi, a national merit award winner and acclaimed Professor of English, former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman and Professor of Pharmacognosy, Prof. Maurice Iwu, former Director General of NIMASA and ex of the House of , Dr. Dakuku Peterside, .S. based Professor of Africana Studies, Apollos Nwauwa, American Professor of Sociology, Dr. Akil Khalfani and Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to (Media and Publicity).

Also to speak at the Conference that could turn to a type of truth commission are Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Alhaji Abubakar Sokoto (mni), Prof. Murtala Jide Balogun, Special Adviser to the 74th President of the UNGA and one-time DG of Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) and Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, Permanent Secretary, Federal of Affairs.

To equally weigh in on the debate on the crucial subject will be former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia and ace broadcaster and nutrition advocate, (Mrs) Moji Makanjuola of NTA fame.

of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Mustapha Isah, President of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), Mr. Dotun Oladipo, former President of the NGE and founder of the Dantiye Centre for Good Leadership and Journalism, Baba Dantiye and Prof. Ladi Hamalai, DG of the Institute of Legislative Studies of the Nigerian , will also deliver Goodwill Messages at the Conference.

In a statement, the Publisher/Editor-in- of GPNews, Mr Simon Ibe, and , NIDO New Jersey, Dr Kazeem Bello, had said that “the event is an attempt to question the root causes of lack of patriotic fervor among many and what should be done to reverse the trend.

“There will be questions as to why some are not proud of their motherland, will not buy locally-made and are ever ready to badmouth their country.”

The focus, the statement had said, “will be on the need for love for country in the conduct of government business and in interactions between individuals and entities in the polity,” stressing that the Conference would seek to “establish mantras such as ‘Nigeria first’, ‘Love the motherland’, ‘Buy Nigeria’, ‘Promote Nigeria’ and ‘Die for Nigeria’.